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Launchbox is not a UWP app, so its not possible. As MVG clearly points out in the video he is using Retroarch which has a UWP app for the original XBOX ONE, which is whats being used here, in backwards compatibility mode so you dont have full access to the extra power of the systems in that mode.. This is not new information as its been possible since 2013.

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On 11/26/2020 at 5:59 AM, neil9000 said:

Launchbox is not a UWP app, so its not possible. As MVG clearly points out in the video he is using Retroarch which has a UWP app for the original XBOX ONE, which is whats being used here, in backwards compatibility mode so you dont have full access to the extra power of the systems in that mode.. This is not new information as its been possible since 2013.

This is completely irrelevant. He is saying if we had a UWP port then it would be great. What exactly are you talking about?

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3 minutes ago, Maddo said:

This is completely irrelevant. He is saying if we had a UWP port then it would be great. What exactly are you talking about?

Well im saying we do not have a UWP app so Launchbox on the XBOX isnt possible, quite simple to understand i feel.

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On 12/29/2020 at 2:59 AM, neil9000 said:

Well im saying we do not have a UWP app so Launchbox on the XBOX isnt possible, quite simple to understand i feel.

He knows there is no UWP app, it's obvious. What he's saying is it'd be great if someone would get behind the emulator scene on XBOX and create a UWP app for those using it for emulators. It is probably the best hardware to run something like Launchbox on right now.

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The truth of the matter is though that there isn't most likely going to be a UWP version because there is no way to monetize it. So while any of you are free to create a bitbucket ticket that you can all vote on  I would be shocked if it actually went anywhere.

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Yeah, my point here is quite clear, Launchbox doesnt and most likely will never have a UWP version, so the discussion about running Launchbox on the XBOX is completely moot. If you want to run emulators on it you have Retroarch, and maybe someone will come along and make a frontend for it at some point in time, but thats more a discussion for a general emulation or XBOX modding forum, not one dedicate to a app that could never run on the XBOX.

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It should be more likely that we get behind the emulation community when it gets access to hardware that can improve performance. It's sad to read that it's more about monetisation than preservation around here. Thanks for attempting to kill the discussion multiple times though. Truth is if the community moves over to using xbox for emulation, those who make front ends will do the same. If not you because there's no money in it, then someone else. 

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Launchbox is a commercial product and nothing to do with preservation, preservation is for the emulator devs and rom archivers.

Any notion that the XBox is "the best hardware" or that the community is moving over to it for emulation is just laughable. It's nothing more than a novelty and something for YouTubers to make videos about. The PC will remain the leading emulation platform for quite some time to come because it is by far the most flexible and open platform, not to mention the most powerful for newer and more accurate emulators.

At the end of the day Jason needs to make money to provide for his family not make a frontend for a platform only a small handful of people will ever use. Hell, there's more of an argument to be made for a Linux version of Launchbox but that too does not have enough people to make it a viable business decision at this time. This may or may not change in the future but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.

 

 

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